LIDO JAZZ ROOM

Tucked underneath a cinema screen and down a narrow stairway, the Lido Jazz Room boasts live music every Friday and Saturday, 8pm – 10pm, from the best jazz players in town. Inspired by iconic Manhattan jazz bars of the 80s, the Lido Jazz Room seats 40 guests alongside the in-house piano and drum kit. Sonny Rehe, owner of Fitzroy’s Uptown Jazz Café, curates the gig guide with both local and visiting acts being featured. 

$25/$20*

*Members and Student Concession only.

The Connie Lansberg Quartet featuring Mark Fitzgibbon
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Connie Lansberg is a lover of story and melody fused with the freedom and interplay of great musicians. For this reason, The American Songbook is just the beginning of her inspiration. She is accomplished in taking great pop songs and arranging them for jazz musicians for the pleasure of her audience.

As a songwriter as well as a jazz artist, her songwriting style was formed from the classic folk music her mother listened to when Connie was a small child – Simon and Garfunkle, Carole King and even the stories from retro American country.

Her first original album, Deep Dark Down & Blue, is a genre-bending collection of elegant stories and delicate melodies with Mark Fitzgibbon, Ben Robertson and Danny Fischer.

"Connie Lansberg has a voice that simply releases the melody. No tricks, no fancy stuff, Just gorgeous singing." Lindsay Coker - Lindsay Coker, 3 MBS 103.5 Jazz Radio.

"Poised, beautiful and stylishly attired Connie Lansberg commands her audience’s attention from the first note. The singing is clear, powerful and intimate all at the same time. Brilliant!” Steve Robertson - Saturday Morning Jazz

Duration: 120 minutes
Bob Sedergreen and Friends
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Singer, songwriter, guitarist Geoff Allan's music cleverly blends contemporary styles with memorable melodies that lend themselves to jazz performances. This together with Allan’s fearless vocal deliveries makes for a perfect working partnership with Jazz legend Bob Sedergreen who remains free to improvise free of constraints. As well as original material they will always include some well-known standards They have tested this partnership at numerous gigs and festivals. Sedergreen & Allan invite audiences to share their journey at the Lido Jazz Room, with electric bass player Jon Chidgeyand the committed drumming of longtime Melbourne identity, Gordon Pendleton.

Duration: 120 minutes
The Harriett Allcroft Quartet
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After standout shows at Melbourne's Uptown jazz cafe, The Paris Cat and Bennett's Lane, Harriett Allcroft comes to the Lido with smooth vocals and a side of offbeat humour. Allcroft will reel you in with her interpretations of tunes both new and old. Fresh back from a month tour in America, join Harriett and her trio for the debut of her new original work, paired back with classic, tried and true standards. Not to be missed!

Singing classic jazz standards with her wonderful quartet this Saturday at the Lido.

‘Harriett Allcroft captivates audiences with her effervescent on stage presence and dynamic vocal style’ – Jade MaCrae

‘Whismical tone, like Chet Baker’ – Kate Ceberano

Duration: 120 minutes
Bopstretch
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The Greatest Bebop band in the land.

Now into the 8th year of their Wednesday residency at Uptown jazz cafe, Bopstretch are masters at stretching the tunes of the bebop legends such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Tad Dameron, MIles Davis and beyond.

One of the most remarkable ensembles to come out of the Melbourne be-bop tradition in a long time.

Swinging, grooving and hard bopping, a must for lovers of bebop

Phil Noy - alto saxophone
James Sherlock - guitar
Mark Elton - acoustic bass
Sam Bates - drums

Duration: 120 minutes